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Brian BurkhartPitch Consultant and AdvisorPresident & Chief Word Guy at SquarePlanet

Biography

Burkhart believes in maximizing every opportunity. Along with his team of “pirates” at SquarePlanet Presentations & Strategy, Burkhart helps individuals and organizations connect with audiences at a deeper level, with real authenticity, to drive growth. Burkhart challenges the norm, asserting that we often we miss the opportunity to truly connect when we communicate. Serving clients that include The Northern Trust, Transamerica, Redbox, Ernst & Young, Margaritaville and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Burkhart also provides content development and presentations skills seminars to technology start-ups every month at Chicago’s Technori pitch competition and regularly coaches TED speakers across the globe. He’s the communications instructor for the Junto Institute of Entrepreneurship and regularly speaks at conferences and events around the country.

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